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17 Sep 2019
The University of Dundee’s Dr Sarah Coulthurst will lead a £2.7 million effort to investigate whether a ‘nanoweapon’ could be deployed in the global battle against antimicrobial resistance. The World Health Organisation recently ranked antimicrobial resistance as one of the ten biggest threats to global health. As such, there is an urgent need to develop new treatments to prevent millions of lives being lost to diseases that are routinely treated with drugs such as antibiotics at present.
08 Aug 2018
Dr Sarah Coulthurst, Deputy Head of Molecular Microbiology, has been awarded the Patrick Neill Medal for her outstanding research work in the field of microbiology, particularly in the area of bacterial communication and competition.
23 Jul 2018
New collaborative research from the Division of Molecular Microbiology in the School has discovered that a bacterial weapon commonly used by bacteria to kill each other also attacks fungal cells. The work by Dr Sarah Coulthurst, Professor Matthias Trost in Newcastle and colleagues has been published in Nature Microbiology.
27 Jun 2018
Each year at their annual Summer Conference, the Society of Applied Microbiology (SfAM) award their prestigious W H Pierce Prize to a young microbiologist who‘s made a substantial contribution to the science of applied microbiology. This year, they are pleased to announce that the winner of the 2018 W H Pierce Prize is Dr Sarah Coulthurst, of the School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee.
19 Jan 2018
Research from Dr Sarah Coulthurst’s group in the Division of Molecular Microbiology has provided new information on how bacteria fight with each other. Published today in Cell Reports, the work showed how the victimised cell’s own proteins can be hijacked by the actions of aggressive bacteria wielding a weapon called the ‘Type VI secretion system’.
26 Oct 2017
Dr Sarah Coulthurst has been awarded one of the most prestigious prizes in microbiology for her work studying how bacteria are able to cause disease. Dr Coulthurst, Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow in the University’s School of Life Sciences, has been awarded the Fleming Prize, one of the top honours bestowed by the Microbiology Society. She will receive a £1000 cash prize and has the honour of delivering the 2018 Fleming Prize Lecture at the Microbiology Society’s 2018 Annual Conference in Birmingham in April.
14 Oct 2016
As part of the 2016 Annual Review process for academic staff Alessio Ciulli, Vicky Cowling, Sonia Rocha and Helen Walden have been promoted to Personal Chair (Professor) and Sarah Coulthurst has been promoted to Reader. “I would like to congratulate these outstanding individuals for their well deserved promotions,” said Professor Julian Blow, Dean of Research in the School of Life Sciences. “Encouraging excellence is a core value of the School but that needs to be followed up with recognition and reward.
02 Oct 2012
A recently discovered `killing system’ employed by bacteria could offer valuable insights into how to combat diseases including antibiotic-resistant hospital-acquired infections.
16 May 2012
Microbiology and the Curriculum for Excellence – Health and Well-Being
07 Sep 2011
Two Principal Investigators from the College of Life Sciences have been made members of the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s new and highly regarded “RSE Young Academy of Scotland”. Dr. Nicola Stanley-Wall and Dr. Sarah Coulthurst from the Division of Molecular Microbiology are two out of sixty-eight young academics to be selected for this exciting new initiative, the first of its kind in the UK.